2019 ATP Predictions: Who will end the year in the Top 10?

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In this article, I will be revealing my predictions of the year-end Top 10 on the ATP Tour in 2019. Essentially I am predicting the eight players to qualify for the ATP Finals next year, as well as the two alternates should one of the top eight not be able to participate. I have also predicted who I think will win the Grand Slams on the ATP Tour in 2019. It is almost time for me to reveal my Top 10 predictions but first I must do some honourable mentions…

Honourable Mentions 

  • Nick Kyrgios (AUS) [2018 Rank: No.35, Grand Slams: 0, ATP Titles: 4]
  • Borna Ćorić (CRO) [2018 Rank: No.12, Grand Slams: 0, ATP Titles: 2]
  • Milos Raonic (CAN)  [2018 Rank: No.18, Grand Slams: 0, ATP Titles: 8]
  • Kyle Edmund (GBR) [2018 Rank: No.14, Grand Slams: 0, ATP Titles: 1]
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) [2018 Rank: No.15, Grand Slams: 0, ATP Titles: 1]
  • Daniil Medvedev (RUS) [2018 Rank: No.16, Grand Slams: 0, ATP Titles: 3]
  • David Goffin (BEL) [2018 Rank: No.22, Grand Slams: 0, ATP Titles: 4]

I expect these players to all have relatively successful seasons and end the year in Top 20, but believe that they will all just miss out on the Top 10 in 2019.

Now it is finally time for me to reveal my Top 10 predictions! I shall reveal them in reverse order…

Top 10 Predictions

  10. Marin Čilić (Croatia)  

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  • 2018 Rank: No.7 [Career High: No.3]
  • Grand Slams: 1 [US Open x1]
  • ATP Titles: 18 [Last title in June 2018 at Queen’s Club Championships]

  9. Kei Nishikori (Japan)  

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  • 2018 Rank: No.9 [Career High: No.4]
  • Grand Slams: 0 [Best Result F x1]
  • ATP Titles: 11 [Last title in February 2018 at Memphis Open]

  8. Dominic Thiem (Austria)  

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  • 2018 Rank: No.8 [Career High: No.4]
  • Grand Slams: 0 [Best Result F x1]
  • ATP Titles: 11 [Last title in September 2018 at St. Petersburg Open]

  7. Karen Khachanov (Russia)  

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  • 2018 Rank: No.11 [Career High: No.11]
  • Grand Slams: 0 [Best Result 4R x3]
  • ATP Titles: 4 [Last title in November 2018 at Paris Masters]

  6. Juan Martín del Potro (Argentina)  

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  • 2018 Rank: No.5 [Career High: No.3]
  • Grand Slams: 1 [US Open x1]
  • ATP Titles: 22 [Last title in March 2018 at Indian Wells Masters]

  5. Andy Murray (Great Britain)  

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  • 2018 Rank: No.256 [Career High: No.1]
  • Grand Slams: 3 [Wimbledon x2, US Open x1]
  • ATP Titles: 45 [Last title in March 2017 at Dubai Tennis Championships]

  4. Roger Federer (Switzerland)  

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  • 2018 Rank: No.3 [Career High: No.1]
  • Grand Slams: 20 [Australian Open x6, French Open x1, Wimbledon x8, US Open x5]
  • ATP Titles: 99 [Last title in October 2018 at Swiss Indoors]

  3. Alexander Zverev (Germany)  

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  • 2018 Rank: No.4 [Career High: No.3]
  • Grand Slams: 0 [Best Result QF x1]
  • ATP Titles: 10 [Last title in November 2018 at ATP Finals]

  2. Rafael Nadal (Spain)  

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  • 2018 Rank: No.2 [Career High: No.1]
  • Grand Slams: 17 [Australian Open x1, French Open x11, Wimbledon x2, US Open x3]
  • ATP Titles: 80 [Last title in August 2018 at Canadian Open]

  1. Novak Djoković (Serbia)  

  • 2018 Rank: No.1 [Career High: No.1]
  • Grand Slams: 14 [Australian Open x6, French Open x1, Wimbledon x4, US Open x3]
  • ATP Titles: 72 [Last title in October 2018 at Shanghai Masters]

To summarise, my predictions for the ATP’s Top 10 at the end of 2019 are as follows…

  1. Novak Djoković (Serbia)
  2. Rafael Nadal (Spain)
  3. Alexander Zverev (Germany)
  4. Roger Federer (Switzerland)
  5. Andy Murray (Great Britain)
  6. Juan Martín del Potro (Argentina)
  7. Karen Khachanov (Russia)
  8. Dominic Thiem (Austria)
  9. Kei Nishikori (Japan)
  10. Marin Čilić (Croatia)

After seeing how many talented men there are from this article, I hope you are as excited for the 2019 Tennis season as I am! Let me know your thoughts on my predictions and feel free to put your own predictions in the comments section!

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